Need a Marine, Yacht or Boat Survey?
If you are buying a boat, of any size, Motorboats, Sailing boats, Narrow Boats for use on Lakes, Rivers, Inland waterways or the sea from a Cornish Shrimper sailing boat or 3m RIB to a Sunseeker 50m Motor Yacht or Swan 105 Sailing Yacht you should get a Survey to make sure you know about any defects, so you can make informed decisions. We look at every boat without the rose tinted glasses on and report to you in plain English. This is called a pre-purchase boat survey.
Whether you have found us through the internet, recommendations from friends or the broker has suggested us, the surveyors job is to work for you in the purchase of the yacht and we have now helped over 500 customers, many of whom have posted independent reviews and we are happy to put you in touch with any of them.
Is your boat out of the water for the winter and insurance due soon? Then get an insurance survey now, special winter rates and electronic testing of lower terminals using the Maidsure Rig tester
If you need an Insurance survey and valuation, contact us, we are the boat surveyors for you.
Tonnage or flag survey required? That’s us too.
- We carry out tonnage surveys so you can get Part 1 British Registration
MCA Commercial small craft coding? Give us a call.
- We code all vessels under 24mvessels to MCA regulations
- No job too small or too big, fair prices taking account the size of the job as well as the vessel.
- 28 years of practical experience and continual professional development means you get the best possible info and opinions.
- Your survey report is in plain English – it tells it like it is and with you within 48 hours of completion maximum.
- We are pragmatic – our recommendations take into account the age, value and use of the vessel. We are not out to spoil your purchase or cause unnecessary work or expense.
- You get one to one reliable, qualified, courteous, friendly, efficient, honest, flexible service and we are a pleasure to work with.
- We Proud to be an Accredited member YDSA (AMYDSA), BMSE Full Member, a MECAL Coding surveyor, Associate Member R.I.N.A, Affiliate member of the IIMS but the main people who judge us our customers.
- All surveyors carry Full Marine Liability insurance
Whatever type of Yacht, Boat or Marine Survey you require for GRP or steel, yachts or River Boats, RIBs, please get in touch. We do do some wooden boats and if we can’t will recommend someone. Personal service guaranteed. Advice is free.
We are based in Emsworth and we carry out most surveys in Chichester, Birdham, River Hamble, Southampton, Gosport, Portsmouth, Southsea, Poole, Swanwick, Lymington, Shoreham, Brighton, Worthing, Dover, Eastbourne, Newhaven, Bosham, Hythe, Christchurch, Weymouth. We are happy to travel the UK and Worldwide and have a list of approved surveyors around the country as well. We give competitive rates and do survey in Falmouth, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea as well.
Boat surveys are carried out on many Rivers including The Medway areas of Rochester, Hundred of Hoo, Maidstone, Gillingham, Snodland, Aylesford. The River Thames, South Dock, Reading, Oxford, Caversham, Henley, Staines and the River Severn areas of Portishead and Avonmouth.
Many customers from Holland, Denmark, Germany, France and Norway commission us to survey boats in the UK and in their home countries and we can provide references.
Proud members of
AMRINA Associate Member The Royal Institute of Naval Architects
The Federation of Small Business
Here are some snippets of recent reviews. they can be seen in full on our testimonials page, or on the facebook and google+ links above.
Matt West was recommended to me and having booked him for my survey I can see why. the service he provides is prompt, reliable helpful and efficient. From initial call to receiving my survey took just a week. I would have no hesitation in recommending Matt” Andrew Campbell
Sent from my iPad December 2013
The previous owner, although not impressed with the fact that he had to spend out on the repairs highlighted by you, was very impressed with your level of detail and testing and has kept your details to use your services when he buys his next boat. Our boat is now in her new home and we are very happy with her and in the knowledge that she has had a very thorough and detailed survey performed on her by a very knowledgeable and professional company. Dave D. December 2013
As a foreigner, having someone local you can trust, acting as your eyes and your ears and helping you to keep you with both feet on the ground, is an investment that’s worth every penny. Joris Van Roy, Belgium December 2013
He went out of his way to be helpful and even accompanied us on the sea trial. He produced an extremely comprehensive survey report and so far 3 months on I have not found a single thing he has missed. He is an accomplished professional with an in depth knowledge of boats and has been an invaluable source of advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to you, you would have to go a long way to find anyone better.” Mike S. December 2013
I have used surveyors when buying boats previously and none came up to the standard of service provided by Matt. Peter V. Sea Ray 240 July 2013
A very friendly and exceptionally helpful service, I would definitely recommend them. Rosie T. 43′ Narrow boat June 2013
“….His reports were detailed, included pictures and were emailed within 24 hours. The reports described both necessary repairs (graded by importance) and guidance for future maintenance. He explained the significance of the comments during a subsequent telephone conversation. Excellent, comprehensive and prompt service.Bob, Twickenham October 2012 “